Students, parents identify pros in working during the holiday season

Students, parents identify pros in working during the holiday season

Sarah Zheng December 10, 2019

The holiday season is a time, for many students, to take a break from any form of stress and enjoy quality time with friends and family. Whether that quality time is defined as watching tv with friends...

Student Resource Officer Shane VanNatter directs buses and traffic in the morning. VanNatter said a crash could easily occur while the buses are exiting the school.

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Leslie Huang September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes,...

Senior William Sterger leaves to go home in the middle of the school day, which he said he does every day.

Transportation Troubles: As Indy extends opportunities for public transportation, Carmel asesses possible implementation

At CHS, many students are encouraged to get involved in their school and community. With hundreds of clubs and organizations offered at school and many more other extracurricular activities outside of...

​Bus Driver Rodney Hofts drops students off after sc​hool. He has been driving for Carmel Clay schools for the last three years.

A day in the life of a bus driver (Behind the Scenes)

Agrayan Gupta, Reporter December 1, 2016

On school days, Rodney Hofts wakes up at 5 a.m. and arrives at the bus pickup by 6 a.m. “When I get to the bus, I have to do engine checks, brake checks, signal checks, and a bunch of more safety procedures...

Winter conditions cause bus malfunctions

Beats March 1, 2014

Despite plugging the buses in every night, the transportation department still experiences delays and malfunctions due to the recent snow and extremely cold temperatures, according to Ron Farrand, director...

New transportation options possible for Central Indiana

New transportation options possible for Central Indiana

News September 12, 2013

New transportation options are on the horizon for the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Due to the lack of transit in the city, students without cars are stranded in their neighborhoods. While helping...

Transportation Department still hiring more bus drivers

Beats April 18, 2013

The Transportation Department continues to hire more bus drivers as advertised on its website, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. “We are currently in pretty good...

Transportation Department continues to look for new bus drivers

Beats March 27, 2013

The Transportation Department plans to continue hiring new bus drivers, according to Ron Farrand, director of facilities and transportation. According to Farrand, although the bus driver shortage has been...

CHS bus driver Sandy Piltz waits for students to board the bus. Bus drivers like Piltz may need to start adding stops to their routes, which would make rides longer for students, unless new bus drivers are hired. CRYSTAL CHEN / PHOTO

CHS adapts to atypical bus driver shortage

News December 14, 2012

The school is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers, according to Ron Farrand, Director of Facilities and Transportation. Instead of a need for two or three drivers, which is normal, six to eight drivers...

The transportation department advertises open bus driver positions due to the recent bus driver shortage. According to Ron Farrand, facilities and transportation director, this is a common trend in the industry due to the unconventional work hours. PATEL / PHOTO

Transportation department experiences bus driver shortage

Beats November 8, 2012

The transportation department is currently looking for more bus drivers due to the recent shortage, according to Ron Farrand, facilities and transportation director. Farrand goes on to say, via email,...

New bus routes extend transportation services

Author Archives May 22, 2008

By: Michael Wang <[email protected]> Listening to reggae or hip hop music on his iPod, sophomore Daniel Auer would walk the routine 10-to-15-minutes trip to school. Last year, Auer lived in...

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